Hidden LinkedIn Search Operators

As of November 2022, these operators work in LinkedIn Recruiter and Lite if you use them in the Job Title or Company fields. They currently do not work on LinkedIn.com.

Related Training:

  • LinkedIn Solved has a full guide to LinkedIn sourcing including powerful hacks (beyond the operators)
  • LinkedIn Recruiter Mastery – I recommend to take it if you use Recruiter or Lite, because then, you can take advantage of the operators!
Operator Search for Values Calculated by LinkedIn
headline: keywords in headline text string no
summary: keywords in summary text string no
skills: keywords in skills text string no
spokenlanguage: language proficiency text string no
startyear: start year in college year no
endyear: end year in college year no
title: current job title text string no
company: current company name text string no
school: school name text string no
firstname: first name text string no
lastname: last name text string no
industry: industry Industry Codes no
companytype: company type Company Type Codes no
companysize: company size Company Size Codes yes
seniority: seniority Seniority Codes yes
degree: degree Degree Codes yes
profilelanguage: profiles in other languages by a two-letter language abbreviation Language Codes no
functions: functions Job Functions yes
yoe: years of experience number between 0 and 100 yes
yoecc: years at current company number between 0 and 100 yes
yoepos: years in position number between 0 and 100 yes
fieldsofstudy: fields of study FoS Codes no
schoolid: school id School Codes no

For phrases, use quotation marks “”.